Free and cheap things to do in Miami – June 20-22

The best weekends are spent having fun with friends and family, and we’ve found plenty of ways to do that this weekend for little or no money.

The monthly Bird Road Art Walk is 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Bird Road Arts District.

Film lovers can get 2-for-1 movie tickets from Fandango on Fridays with a Visa Signature card. And, June is Miami Film Month, with films at participating art cinemas for $8 if you bring a coupon from the Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau website.

Miami on the Cheap has compiled a list of 24 free or cheap things to do with kids in South Florida this summer. Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap has a list of free things to do with kids and deals in Broward.

Free Big Night in Little Haiti
Big Night in Little Haiti coincides this month with Fete de la Musique, the international Francophone holiday that welcomes summer. You can do just that at the monthly Big Night in Little Haiti, 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Haitian Cultural Center, with art activities for children, art exhibits, food and music. The featured band will be the Gabel, a konpa group. Haiti by Design, an art exhibit presented with the Haitian Cultural Alliance, is in the gallery. After the event, there will be an after-party with the Moksha Roots Allstars and special guests at 7th Circuit, just down the street.

Free Friday at Miami Children’s Museum
It’s time for the monthly Target Free Third Friday, which means special activities and free admission to the Miami Children’s Museum from 3 to 9 p.m. The kids can build their own creations at the new “Tinkertoy: Build Your Imagination” exhibit, as well as visit the Publix Supermarket exhibit area and sail the high seas in Carnival Cruise Line’s shipboard area.

Bet on food and entertainment at casinos   
You’re likely to come out ahead when you bet on casinos for free entertainment. On Saturday night, Casino Miami Jai-Alai is featuring Dennis DeYoung, a founding member and former lead vocalist of the group Styx, in concert at 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free but you must request tickets in advance. On Friday night at 9, you can see Las Divas All Star Band, a five-piece all-woman band led by Paula Zuleta, a Latin Grammy nominee. Over at Magic City Casino, you can catch the monthly Wheelin’ Deal’ Street Food Festival, a food truck roundup, from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Free Miami Performance International Festival events.
Performance and visual artists are presenting free video and performance art projects during the three-weekend Miami Performance International Festival, presented by Edge Zones Projects. On Saturday, see live performances and on Sunday see video projects from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Edge Zone Projects in the Miami Design District. Performances continue next weekend.

Free outdoor movie nights in Broward
If you want to see free family-friendly films this weekend, head north to Broward. On Friday night at 8 p.m., see “The Lion King” at ArtsPark in Hollywood. On Saturday night, put on your swimsuit and head to the Pompano Beach Aquatics Center for a free showing of “Teen Beach Movie” at 8 p.m.

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